Our goal is to always complete the divorce as quickly and thoroughly as possible, however many factors can reduce the pace of the process including the fact that judges in Orange County are usually overworked. You can ask for a trial date and the Court can set it 5 months from now. In this case the time it takes to complete the divorce is no longer a function of the attorney, or the client, or the opposing party, but simply a function of the court system being backed up, which in a way forces people to settle.
At Stabile & Moshtael, one way in which we help our clients financially is by setting up a monthly budget. We send our clients an email every month in which we advise our anticipated legal costs for next month based upon what has been occurring in their case and what we expect to do the following month. This is just an estimate and we ask our clients if they are comfortable with the budget.
Many couples see prenuptial agreements as “planning for the worst,” and in some ways it is. However, signing a prenuptial agreement can be one of the most practical decisions a couple can make before marriage. These arrangements can ensure that any assets remain with the original owner upon dissolution of the marriage. The lawyers at Stabile & Moshtael will draft the agreement to include protection of all personal and business assets, as well as any other stipulations the couple would like to include.